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Cookies N Punch 04-21-2010 11:54 PM

My next adventure....90G
 
After I got my tank, my roomate and my gf got bit by the sw bug so now were all going to split a 90G project. One of my coworkers brother is selling his tank. Its a 90G with 50lbs of rock. He had about 20 fish at one time but they all died besides one so im sure the tank has some sort of bad bacteria in it, were going to go check it out tomorrow. I do know it has a lot of algae in it. But it includes the tank, the stand, protein skimmer, 50 lbs of rock, a sump, a wet dry filter and all the piping needed, and theyre might be more but im not sure. All for $500! Steal! I couldnt pass it up! Soo.....should I take the LR and clean it and recylce with it or just recylce it and kill the algae that way? What do you suggest in my situation. How many lbs of sand should I get? Ill post pics of it tmrw.

melosu58 04-22-2010 11:10 AM

Sounds like a pretty good deal. As far as the tank I would clean it with bleach water. a couple caps of bleach in a bucket of water. Make sure you rinse it good and let it air dry real good.

Cookies N Punch 04-22-2010 11:27 AM

What about the rock and sand?

melosu58 04-22-2010 12:33 PM

If the rock is sill wet in the tank just take it out and scrub them good in SW. I would do new sand if it was me. Old sand will be filled with trash and might cause an ammonia spike.

Cookies N Punch 04-22-2010 01:46 PM

Holy ****! I just went to go see the tank and it is brutal. The algae is out of control. Im going to get new sand, ill use the same rock but ill have to scrub the crap out of it. Im also going to bleach and clean the tank to get all of the algae off. How long should I let it dry for? Anyone have a write-up on how to perfectly clean a tank without leaving any remaining harmful chemicals?

mfdrookie516 04-22-2010 01:52 PM

I used vinegar and razor blades to clean my 150g when i got it...

before...
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attach...5a10ca5b56.jpg

and after...
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/attach...38304a8696.jpg

Cookies N Punch 04-22-2010 02:05 PM

Nice! Hopefully that will be my result also.

After cleaning the rocks and getting LS, do I still have to cycle if I get premixed SW from my LFS? Or should I clean the tank, scrub the rocks, add LS, add tap water and cycle it? I'd rather not cycle but if I had to I wouldnt mind it because I like starting fresh anyway.

bavass 04-23-2010 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Cookies N Punch (Post 1101029)
Nice! Hopefully that will be my result also.

After cleaning the rocks and getting LS, do I still have to cycle if I get premixed SW from my LFS? Or should I clean the tank, scrub the rocks, add LS, add tap water and cycle it? I'd rather not cycle but if I had to I wouldnt mind it because I like starting fresh anyway.

Tap Water? Get an RO/DI

Cookies N Punch 04-27-2010 10:49 AM

I should be getting the tank within the next 2 days, but I live in an apt on the second floor. Do you think the structure is okay for the weight?

Also Im still looking for a direct "how-to" on cleaning the tank to make it chemically safe. Thanks

redneckgearhead 04-27-2010 08:12 PM

I would check your apartment contract. Ive never seen one that would allow a fish tank bigger than ten gallons above the first floor. I would be concerned with the weight of it as well. Hate to see you get it all set up and then have to take it all back down to keep from getting evicted. JMO


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